Padovani & Kieffer Léa & Sébastien
POOL is a duo composed of Léa Padovani (1981) french of Iranian-Italian heritage and Sébastien (1982), French, based in Paris. After meeting in 2006, their collaboration soon inspired discussions and debate as they imagined the creation of their first objects that would question their role as designers, the role of design itself and of objects in the environment.
These reflections led the duo to create Pool in 2010, a collective concept, whose goal is to explore associations between objects, architecture and images. As part of the 2011 International Milan Furniture Fair, the French Cultural Institute showcased a collective exhibition entitled “Nouvelle Vague : the new French domestic landscape”, at which Pool presented its first object designs.
They exhibited at the International Milan Furniture Fair new objects and lighting for the Gallery S. Bensimon and the recent design company La Chance.
To return to Paris, POOL now signs the visual identity and the decor of Craft, while their pieces are showcased at the Biennale Internationale de Ceramique of Vallauris and create a scenography for LILLE DESIGN during BIENNALE INTERIEUR in Courtrai.
In 2013, POOL has been awarded “NEW DESIGNER 2013” by ELLE DECO UK.
POOL works on their own limited collection in collaboration with craftsman like Atelier F. Pouenat and continues its collaboration with Petite Friture, Alter, CVL contract and various editors. 2017 will be the year of a new lighting collection & art direction for CVL contract and new projects in interior.